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    Monsoon session: Modi emerges stronger

    After defeating the united Opposition sponsored ‘no confidence motion’ on the floor of the Lok Sabha with more than comfortable margin, now the Bharatiya Janata Party led NDA managed to win the post of Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha and proved that its sway continues in both Houses of the Parliament. This has come as…

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  • Can CM Devendra Fadnavis maintain the momentum?

    Even as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is taking media beating and facing uproar of rural and urban population all over, it won the recently held civic elections in two major cities of Maharashtra — Sangli and Jalgaon with handsome margin. This victory has come as a much needed breather for the party in…

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  • Imran Khan playing mostly with first-timers

    Pakistan, our neighbouring nation, is infamous for coups having taken place before almost every change of government. Not many change of guards have taken place without bloodshed or army intervention. The latest election, which was completed last Wednesday, has, however, proved to be an exception. Most unexpectedly the Pakistani electorate has given a verdict in…

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  • Will he win ‘trust’ of the nation?

    Now that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won the trial of strength on the floor of Lok Sabha with a handsome margin, he and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party do not have to worry about their continuation in the office at least till the next general elections for Lok Sabha due in April/May 2019. Modi…

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  • Much ado about a sacred book

    After Ramayana, now it seems the ancient work of Maharshi Vyas — ‘Bhagwad Gita’ — has been forced into the eye of controversy by a few political forces and part of the media those wish to use any tool or weapon to come down heavily on the Modi Government in Delhi and any BJP governments…

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    AAP celebration has been short lived

    Delhi is one of the smallest states of the Indian Union, perhaps smaller than many small states like Haryana, Jharkhand, Uttaranchal or Chhattisgarh. However, this capital state keeps hitting national media headlines, perhaps because it happens to be the city that happens to be the seat of the Union Government, and secondly, because it is…

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  • Indo-US relations: A roller-coaster ride

    The Indo-US diplomatic relations have always been on a roller-coaster ride. From the time of the Jawaharlal Nehru regime, various US administrations have adopted different policies to deal with India vis-à-vis the neighbouring Pakistan and later China. As a result, even during the thick of our friendship era, both the nations never nursed the relationship…

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  • Chanda Kochhar gone, message is loud & clear

    As the country just began to come out of the shock of Jeweller Nirav Modi, who allegedly duped the nation’s major bank, the Punjab National Bank and found his way out of India not to return unless a miracle takes place, yet another scandal came down bitterly and heavily on banking circle; this time it…

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  • Has our ceasefire failed?

    I faintly remember having met Shujaat Bukhari, a mid-aged, smart and determined looking journalist, when a group of members of Parliament had visited Jammu & Kashmir some time in 2010-11 and when I was an MP. We were there as a part the jam-packed tour of many states. There was a cultural programme of Kashmiri…

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  • By-polls 2018: A huge psychological mood-changer

    Last Thursday witnessed yet another blow to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Government at the national level as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lost three of the four Lok Sabha by-elections and 10 out of 11 State Assembly elections in different states. And these defeats are not stray verdicts of the people. After winning…

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  • Four years on, BJP’s party time is over

    While I write this column, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), its leaders and followers are busy in celebrating completion of four years of its Government in the Centre. Essentially it means the celebration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he has become ‘the symbol’ of the party, rather the backbone of the BJP’s very existence….

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    Karnataka Elections 2018: Now, the bell is tolling for the BJP

    What was happening; not happening for a week has finally happened and the state of Karnataka witnessed a shameful fall of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the floor of the State Assembly. BJP’s Yeddyurappa would go in the history as a beneficiary of one of the shortest lived chief minister. Here, I do not…

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